Specs

Research 1996 Buick Century specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

Special SJ 4dr Sedan Special SJ

Brakes

Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 1.02
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.86 x 1.77
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.8
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5200
Engine Order Code L82
Engine Order Code LN2
Engine Type Gas V6
Engine Type Gas L4
Displacement 3.1L/191
Displacement 2.2L/133
Fuel System SFI
Fuel System PFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4
Length, Overall (in) 189.1
Wheelbase (in) 104.9
Height, Overall (in) 54.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.7
Liftover Height (in) 29.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 38.6
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.3
Passenger Capacity 6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.56
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.82
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.5

Summary

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Special
Vehicle Name Buick Century

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.787
Suspension Type - Front Independent w/
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm w/
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Macpherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Twist Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.866

Tires

Rear Tire Size P195/75R14
Front Tire Order Code QFF
Front Tire Order Code QMW
Front Tire Order Code QMX
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code QFF
Rear Tire Order Code QMW
Rear Tire Order Code QMX
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P195/75R14
Front Tire Size P185/75R14
Rear Tire Size P185/75R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Trans Order Code
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 3
Trans Type 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.06
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.97
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.07
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Vehicle

EPA Classification Mid-Size

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2918

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel

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